Waterblight Ganon

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Waterblight Ganon
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Waterblight Ganon, as seen in Breath of the Wild
Breath of the Wild
Scourge of Divine Beast Vah Ruta
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
Shard of Calamity Ganon
Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)

Waterblight Ganon is a recurring Boss in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][name reference needed]


Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

158 (163) Waterblight Ganon
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This phantom of Ganon attacked the Divine Beast Vah Ruta and was responsible for the demise of the Champion Mipha. It attacks with a spear and ice magic.
Common Locations
Divine Beast Vah Ruta
Recoverable Materials

Waterblight Ganon is one of the four phantoms of Calamity Ganon that took control of the Divine Beasts[2] and responsible for the death of the Zora champion Mipha.[3] He can be found either in Divine Beast Vah Ruta after trying to activate the main terminal, or in Hyrule Castle if Link has not freed Ruta.

Like the other Blight Ganons, Waterblight Ganon's weak point is his eye and horns. Landing repeated strikes to either spot with arrows will knock Waterblight Ganon to the ground, providing Link with the opportunity to attack while he is stunned. An arrow to Waterblight Ganon's eye will also cancel out any attacks that he attempts. Using an Ancient Arrow or Shock Arrow in particular will deal heavier damage to Waterblight Ganon. If Link has obtained the Master Sword at this point, its current attack power of 30 will rise to 60 while within Ruta.

In the first phase of the battle, Waterblight Ganon will attack Link using his spear.[4] He will attempt to either stab Link, throw the spear at him, or swing the spear in a large circle. Link can use Cryonis to place blocks of ice between himself and Waterblight Ganon. When Waterblight Ganon attacks, he will break his spear on the Cryonis blocks, giving Link time to attack. Alternatively, Link can execute a Perfect Dodging and subsequent Flurry Rush when Waterblight Ganon either stabs or swings his spear. In addition, parrying Waterblight Ganon's spear when it is thrown will stun him.

When Waterblight Ganon is reduced to half of his health, the water level will rise and four platforms will appear. During the second phase of the battle, Waterblight Ganon will teleport around the area, stopping above one of the platforms. He will then summon ice blocks, which proceed to move towards Link, dealing damage to Link if hit. Link can use Cryonis to destroy these blocks before they hit him.[5] Waterblight Ganon will immediately follow this attack with his spear, usually by throwing it. To inflict damage onto Waterblight Ganon, Link must stand on a different platform and shoot him with arrows.

Defeating Waterblight Ganon will free the spirit of the Zora champion Mipha, and allows her to appear to Link. She gives him Mipha's Grace as a gift, and a Heart Container falls from where Waterblight Ganon is defeated.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

In Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Waterblight Ganon appears as the first Boss in the Scenario, "Water and Fire". Unlike its Breath of the Wild appearance, Waterblight Ganon appears more vibrant blue, and does not use any attacks that can be destroyed using Cryonis. Unlike Breath of the Wild, Waterblight Ganon does not defeat Mipha and does not possess Divine Beast Vah Ruta because of Sidon intervening from the future.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
NetherlandsDutchGanons waterfantoom (BotW | HWAoC)Ganon's water phantom
FranceFrenchEUOmbre d'eau de Ganon (BotW)Ganon's water shadow
GermanyGermanGanons Wasserfluch (BotW) 
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See Also


  1. "Waterblight Ganon" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "This phantom of Ganon attacked the Divine Beast Vah Ruta and was responsible for the demise of the Champion Mipha." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "That...thing is one of Ganon's creations. I put up as much of a fight as I could, but it proved to be my demise 100 years ago..." — Mipha (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Waterblight Ganon performs melee attacks with its spear. The size of this weapon is such that it can reach you over surprisingly long distances, so be ready to dodge or perfect-guard at all times."  (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback) (Expanded Edition, 2018) pg. 60)
  5. "Waterblight Ganon usually starts the second phase by hurling an ice block in your direction. Have your Cryonis rune at the ready: this will enable you to shatter the projectile before it reaches you."  (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — The Complete Official Guide (Piggyback) (Expanded Edition, 2018) pg. 61)
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